April 17 – 19, 2015
Historic Rural Hill
Huntersville, North Carolina
A great slate of workshops and outstanding speakers to keep everyone busy over the weekend!
Please do note – as with everything, space is limited for these workshops so please do register and reserve your space for each workshop that you will attend!
2015 Honored Caucus Underwriter
COSCA is thrilled to announce that Family Tree DNA is the 2015 Scottish Clan & Family Caucus Honored Underwriter. Selection of FTDNA as our Honored Underwriter is particularly perfect given the colorful thread of family heritage, genealogy and heraldry that runs through this April’s Scottish Caucus.
Family Tree DNA is the steward of the world’s largest ancestry DNA database and through active testing and research it grows each day. For this an many other reasons FTDNA is the official testing partner for National Geographic Magazine’s Genographic Project. Critical to the Scottish ancestral community, FTDNA hosts and manages over 8,000 DNA Surname, Lineage and Geographical Projects, many of them Scottish and Celtic. FTDNA is the world leader in genetic family history research and COSCA is privileged and honored to enjoy the opportunity to work with such a cutting edge pioneer in Scottish ancestral research.
Heritage should never come to an end.
But who makes sure?
Heritage, language, places, relics, culture, values, ancestry. They can all pass away in a surprised and exasperated heartbeat. Unfortunately there is no governmental ‘Department of Scottish American Heritage’ that will keep our very special culture and history alive and relevant in this forward looking age.
How can we know that Scottish heritage will be strong and active for our children’s children? For the next thousand years? For ever? Read more …
BIG EXCLUSIVE REPORT OF GOOD STUFF GOING ON:
COSCA’s Most Excellent Trip To Scotland And Grandfather Mountain!
Part 1: Scotland!
For the best part of June and July this year, COSCA was at the forefront of both games of the biggest double header in recent Scottish American history: Scotland’s Homecoming 2014 signature event Bannockburn Live! in Stirling, Scotland followed by the 59th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games back home in North Carolina. Below is the round up of what happened in Scotland. In a nutshell, it was awesome. Absolutely awesome.
Part 2: Grandfather Mountain!
We have said it before and we’ll say it again: It is difficult to beat Grandfather Mountain Highland Games for Scottish American color and pomp. It is truly a spectacle each and every year. 2014 was no different. Fortunately, this year brought much improved weather over the downpours of last year, sunshine ruled and nothing was cancelled!
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